MARSA ALAM KITESURFING
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KITESURFING IN MARSA ALAM
Kitesurfing is easy and a great experience. Don’t be put off by video shots of professionals doing amazing stunts. The basics are fairly straightforward and you will be able to learn them in just a few days and then you will be able to enjoy the sport from the very first day of your next holiday.
Marsa Alam is a perfect location for it. Why ?
REASONS TO CHOOSE MARSA ALAM
1. Relatively flat seas but with a high proportion of windy days each month, especially from March to May and from July to September.
2. The Red Sea has the warmest average water temperatures of any open water sea in the world, great in summer and still very mild in winter.
3. Beautiful reefs form some great natural barriers to create perfect flat water within large lagoons.
4. Between 360 and 365 days of sunshine a year with an average of almost 11 hours a day.
5. Crystal clear waters allow you to judge the sea depth.
6. Enjoy the fantastic background of the immense Sahara desert.
BEST TIMES OF THE YEAR
When the winds are often at their strongest and also the land temperatures not too high from September through until April.
WIND AND WEATHER CONDITIONS
The summer is hot with average maximum temperatures in August of 35 C and an average water temperature of 29 C and still very mild in winter with average maximum temperatures of 23 C in January with an average water temperature also of 23 C.
Winds are usually from the north but check the forecast. Here is the forecast for the next two to three days from WindAlert.com. You can also check out predicted wind speeds and directions and the general weather conditions for the next week at Marsa Alam Airport (which is near Port Ghalib) at the following web page.
If you want to know what type of weather to expect several weeks from now – check out our detailed weather and climate page.
There is a coastal fringe reef which stretches for hundreds of miles north and south of Marsa Alam and there are only a few places where there is a sandy beach with direct walk in access into a sandy lagoon with a protective reef. Here are the best of them.
1. THE LAGOON AT ROYAL TULIP BEACH RESORT
OUR TOP RECOMMENDATION !
46 Km north of Marsa Alam town and 17 km south of Marsa Alam airport. Please contact email@example.com or via WhatsApp on +201284332337 to book a course or rent equipment at Royal Tulip Beach Resort.
This huge lagoon stretches a kilometre along the coast and 700 metres out from the beach, with ample space for kitesurfers of all levels and perfect for picking up fast speeds whenever there is a favourable wind, which is almost every day in Marsa Alam.
An inviting sandy beach stretches along the lagoon for five hundred metres and you’ll find the waters crystal clear.
Whether you’ve come to learn or to compete with friends you’ll find experienced professionals on hand to help you and kitesurfing lessons are offered for both beginners and advanced.
There’s also a choice of kites, depending on wind conditions, from 5.5 square metres up to 14 square metres and also made from different materials; as well as wet suits for the winter season.
The three instructors and two beach boys speak English, German, Italian and Arabic and always look forward to welcoming new or repeat customers, whether highly experienced or just beginners.
You are also next to the excellent value five star Royal Tulip Beach Resort which has great food, pool, recreation facilties and useful shops just a few minutes walk away.
PRICE LIST FOR THE TULIP KITE CENTRE
As of 1 January 2021
Please do check these prices and other details with Steven (firstname.lastname@example.org) or the centre before booking.
STORAGE AND BEACH USE
|Length of use||Price|
|One day||12 euros|
|One week||60 euros|
|Two weeks||100 euros|
|Three weeks||130 euros|
|Four weeks||160 euros|
|A half hour intro course (on the beach)||15 euros|
|A one hour private lesson (water)||60 euros|
|3.5 hours basic course (1.5 beach + 2 water)||130 euros|
|3 hours refresh course (water)||150 euros|
|7 hours basic course (3 beach + 4 water)||260 euros|
|Kiteweek (6 days) min 7 hours course + 3 days rental||440 euros|
|Length of use||Price|
|One day||25 euros|
|One week||120 euros|
|Two weeks||200 euros|
|Three weeks||260 euros|
KITE AND BAR RENTAL
|Length of use||Price|
|One day||50 euros|
|One week||220 euros|
|Two weeks||380 euros|
|Three weeks||520 euros|
COMPLETE SET – KITE AND BOARD
|Length of use||Price|
|Half a day||50 euros|
|One day||70 euros|
|One week||350 euros|
|Two weeks||520 euros|
|Three weeks||650 euros|
|5 out of 7 days||250 euros|
|7 out of 14 days||350 euros|
Contact Steven@marsaalam.com or via WhatsApp on +201284332337 for more information or to book a course.
2. EL NAABA LAGOON
Near Three Corners Equinox Resort
A deep water lagoon about 30 km north of Marsa Alam town, 30 km south of Marsa Alam airport and 1 km south of Three Corners Equinox Resort. It’s separated from the open sea by a coral reef. The water is normally flat but a little choppy when the wind is strong.
There is Giant Bay suitable for the experienced and experts and Baby Bay a little further to the south with its’ super flat waters which is better for beginners and those wishing to perfect more complicated moves.
There are kite surfing lessons and guidance available for all levels of experience – please contact Steven at email@example.com or via WhatsApp on +201284332337.
3. LAHAMI BAY
Here, some 140 km south of Marsa Alam town, the reef forms a large lagoon (around 2 X 3 km), which, when wind speeds are light or moderate, makes for near perfect flat waters, mostly of wadable depth. Please note however that the water can be a little choppy when there is a strong wind. Entrance to the lagoon is from a sandy beach, so there’s no difficulty in access.
Advanced kitesurfers might like to explore the deeper waters and the mangrove shorelines while beginners are advised to follow closely the advice of their instructors and to keep to the lagoon.
During July and August water levels drop making the area available for kitesurfing restricted to a narrower channel area.
There are kitesurfing lessons and guidance available for all levels of experience – please contact Steven at firstname.lastname@example.org or via WhatsApp on +201284332337.
4. BLUE LAGOON NEAR BY HOTEL DREAM LAGOON BEACH
Situated some 20 km south of Marsa Alam town. The reef is fairly close to the shore, slightly restricting the area available but the bottom is sandy and the water usually fairly flat although choppy when the wind is strong.
WHAT DOES A KITESURFING HOLIDAY INVOLVE ?
A four day course is usually sufficient for a complete beginner to become a safe and confident kiteboarder. The initial instruction session usually involves practising with a small trainer kit on land. Do bear in mind that lessons do depend on local weather and sea conditions and so it might not always be possible to complete a course on consecutive days.